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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    she plays her wrists like violins trying to find herself below the layers of her stardust suit, carve out her soul like a jack-o-lantern, abandon her atomic-anatomical shell vibration of frustrated sound waves coax the veins out, pluck the strings. spirals (like the helix of her DNA the st...
  • Fiction > Romance
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    Jamie sat alone, slouched on the metal bleachers. Marco leaned against the side of a rusty pay phone, mumbling to himself quite incoherently. Jamie sighed, noting how big the bleachers could seem when there was no one sitting in them. The emptiness made her feel vulnerable. A lot of things, she ...
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    I’m in love with a boy named Adam. He picked my heart from a tree, arbitrarily. A thousand other apples, and he woke up beside me though he had no memory, naturally. And on that night --our first night on this Earth-- when he held my heart in his infant hands, all red and floral-sce...
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    she takes the hand that taught her how to wave hello and she breaks all his fingers with those sickening, melodic snappings of irony. as his bones transcend all the love he ever had for her the rolling hills of his knuckles tremor as the earth around him quakes and shatters. ...
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    Slipping through Mother's hands, a quiet scene unfolds. I tumble into a silver cylinder. Disenchanted, my illusion shatters. Dark, cold. I think the panic cycle has begun. Solemn is the sound of rushing water soon to envelop and smother me. The soap suds disperse, trailing down the...
  • Poetry > Haiku
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    Being made of stone is hard enough without God calling you Nature....
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    dark poetry writes itself on our hands at night while we're on the run....
  • Poetry > Haiku
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    Tree rings are falling into chasms, looking up at stars they can't see....
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    The city looks like it always did, Just a-swaying like a palm on an island. And yet all this newfound clarity Has me trapped in a frozen whirlpool. The lighthouse keeper's voice carries across the bay Pealing in the night like awful wedding bells He says they're putting chlorine in...
  • Hot Topics > Pride & Prejudice
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    Label [noun]: a slip inscribed and affixed to something for identification or description. According to my copy of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, a label classifies things, not people. Yet high school as we know it would cease to exist in the absence of them, these definitions norm...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    The bright sun lusts after The pale white moon Seeking out her paradoxical nature Against the black backdrop of space. He reaches out to her with golden pennants Just minutes of light across the way “My love for you, Luna, Is my sweet red tinge.” And the moon, she spins gracefully be...
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    the old man dreams of the worlds he created, the photographs he sought he travels by dawn down to a frozen pond, all the snow living in his bones a rosary around his neck a rosary in his pocket, a rosary in the ice a rosary on a fish's lips “la la la,” the fish sing in his gent...
  • Nonfiction > All Nonfiction
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    I have recently come to the conclusion that high schoolers are not students: we are guinea pigs. Yes, you heard me correctly. It’s the fifth week of school, and the last of us at Arbor View High School have now been successfully transformed into our trained guinea pig selves, a state which we...
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    Small hands, creased with tiny lines— prick fingertips on the fresh green thorns. Mother banishes them from the garden— “Go kick up your heels.” Vena amoris, throbbing beneath a slender knuckle— plucks the petals one by one (he loves, he does not love). Mother smiles wi...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    i fell onto the pavement and cracked my skull you were there, you watched me fold in on myself as the stars streamed down through the clouds making zig zags across my eyes i felt so high when your palm clasped mine and when it slipped you grappled, caught the air and i sank and you r...
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    I love you, sweet Scientist you make me feel like a semicolon, but your eyes are so blue and you understand why --you're so recessive-- I like the way your feet point outwards, the shape of your forehead and that polaroid you showed me of your brain. that night I lost my coat you co...
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    We're springing from nothing to something. Love is young, love is spontaneous generation. Waltzing through puddles of ink, we collide Losing the mosaics, spilling fascination. You've got flower petals glued to your tongue All the implications slip through the sieve Terra cotta issu...
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    Scarlet starlets hit the scene Our rosy lips kiss the dirt And fade from a rather striking cherry Falling down to a faint rouge. Regaining strength on the tangerine tree Acidic hands take you from me Afraid of heights, afraid of heights In the midst of this citrus nightmare...
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    colored pencils in water fountains slowly bleeding to death fragments & shards of clay and chalk and all the other debris floating and bobbing in the endless sea of metallic but sweet aftertastes lingering in lazy whirlpools just waiting to circle the drain....
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    i. Testament of the Saved Malignant calluses beckon fresh white hands hoping to blister ignorant palms. You must look at the sky now, and accept the pages (the same color of your skin) unflinchingly. This is what the bedtime stories say. ii. SATIRE OF THE ATHEIST AS...
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    I hear the Ocean singing, the crescendos rising with the tide The sapphire deep stretching endlessly a capella The seagulls cawing, their voices shrill and aloft The rock chanting as erosion sweeps it to its salty home The undulating kelp serenading the sea floor with gentle tones The individua...
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    leaves fall off our favorite trees, a deciduous tragedy. autumn is swallowed by winter whose bitter fingers search blindly for victims. romanticism runs away from you, runs away from me because we forgot about chlorophyll. science is beginning to convince us that love illogical is a chemica...
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    Philosophical discussions and sweet, crumbling cookies we like them more than sand rations less likely to slip through our fingers. instead, they ricochet off our tongues like spunky raindrops trickling down the side of a plastic picnic table. between bites of processed glittering diamonds ...
  • Opinion > Pop Culture / Trends
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    As the beginning of each school year unfolds, an entirely new set of fashion trends subsequently emerges. This is only to be expected, living in a world where the term ‘chic’ is constantly redefined. Of course, there are some styles which have stayed with us and can be expected to remain for sev...
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